Wednesday 16 May 2012

A special couple and something to keep..

So often I make cards and know they will kept for a short time so I have tried to branch out into tags and hangings.
It is my OutLaws wedding anniversary and I wanted to show them how much we appreciate all they do for us. A gift with some time spent on it.

I used a piece of mount board and gave it a thin coat of white acrylic.i then used 3 colours and a dots mask to bump the background. I decided to not do all the way across. I aimed for an elegant look and just loved the birdcage from PaperArtsy's Hot pick 1004 stamp set.

The ornate book plate is a Tim Holtz and the flowers were cut from colour core card with the PaperArtsy grunge flowers #2 and #3. One of the flowers was covered in music tissue tape. The pin was from Creative expressions and the centre of the flowers had ranger broken china stickles and a pearl sticky. The final flower was made by winding round some cotton lace/ braid and sewing a couple of stitches across the bottom. I think the "life is beautiful" stamp is from Stampin up.
I rushed to the post office to get guaranteed next day delivery - well I got the phone call today and they loved it, reward indeed - my mum out law wanted to know how I did everything, she's a super keen crafter too! How lucky can a girl get a super hubby whose mum crafts.. Chuckle.
I'm entering this into Simon says stamp and show - anything goes.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


  1. A beautiful hanging. Love your cotton lace/ braid flower embellishment.

  2. Your card is beautiful! I love your background and the blue accents. That Paper Artsy bird cage is really cool! Love that stamp! I'm sure your OUT laws will appreciate your time and efforts. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Such a pretty gift, no wonder it was well received. I have emailed you ;)

  4. Beautiful and fab bumping!!! :) xxx